Questions tagged [sign-up]

Use this tag for questions about the Stack Exchange sign-up procedure. You can sign up with a username/password or an OpenID provider; in the latter case, use the [openid] tag as well.

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Can't sign up into Area 51

I wanted to propose a new site, so I went to https://area51.stackexchange.com/ If I click on the link "Propose a new technology site" then it shows: Area 51 >> Login Error Unable to ...
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Can't sign up for philosophy.meta.stackexchange.com

I've already signed up for philosophy.stackexchange.com and that works. I feel the meta site would be more fitting for my question though. From what I see there are three ways of signing up. Through ...
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Not all sign up buttons are grayed out in maintenance mode

When the site is in read-only mode, the 'Sign up' button in the navigation bar is grayed out because it doesn't work. Could that be extended to the button in the 'welcome anonymous user' banner? (...
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How can one remove the "Accept all cookies" and "sign up" popups so that they don't appear on SE pages saved on web.archive.org?

Example:
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iOS Stack Exchange app bug: unable to create new account [duplicate]

Error message: “The app submitted an invalid request. Please let us know on Meta.” As requested, I am letting you all know here on Meta. Steps to reproduce: Install iOS app Tap “Sign Up” Tap “Sign up ...
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Perhaps do not oblige users to read and understand your privacy policy and cookies policy?

I finally reached the end of the processing of your terms and conditions. They are quite long, although they do have the advantage of applying to several useful sites. One possible improvement, is to ...
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Signing up during answer post can cause (partial) loss of answer [duplicate]

I just typed out an answer to a site on the SE network I did not use before (linguistics). After completing, I clicked on 'sign in' > 'sign in with google' to leverage my network account that has ...
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Area51 site says "no user found" if I press register button

I have create an account from "sign up" button in the Area51 site but when I try to connect me to Area51 site it says "No user found". I have followed a topic that interest me and seems it have ...
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Signing up just doesn’t work on per-site metas on mobile web, but redirects correctly responsive/desktop

Ok this is weird: I was on Computer Science Meta. I wanted to make an account. So I clicked “sign up”, taking me to http://cs.meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup?ssrc=site_switcher&returnurl=...
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Attempt to signing up for meta sites via Google or Facebook leads to a 404 page

In browser private mode opening any meta site (in case of existing the main site) allows you to sign up. For instance SO.meta: On the following page you can choose Google or Facebook as an ...
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Answer draft is lost if you click to sign up

When writing an answer on a site where you don't have an account or are not logged in, below the answer entry textbox are options to create an account or continue as guest by providing a nickname and ...
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How do I sign up for Area 51 when I get a completing redirect page?

I want to sign up for Area 51 however, I always get stuck with this page, is their something that can be done about this? Is there something I am missing? I want to propose a new site but ...
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Changing the picture to Identicon/uploaded picture doesn’t change the picture during sign-up process

Changing the profile picture to Identicon or uploading a new picture doesn’t change the picture in corresponding block (on the right hand side of “change picture” button) during sign-up process:
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Sign up started from mobile web doesn’t allow to upload the profile picture

Actually there’s no mobile view Sign Up page, but if you started sign up process from mobile version of site there’s no option to upload the profile picture. It looks weird. Just spot the difference: ...
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Bad combination of colors for text and background on Sign up button

Just open MSE (or any other SE site) in private mode to see the ugly color-combination: Same for the achivements-popup. BTW don't forget about long standing colors issue in chat.
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Why would someone signing up for Travel want to subscribe to news from Stack Overflow?

I just happened to notice this checkbox option in the sign-up page on Travel: It seems odd to have an option to sign up for Stack Overflow emails when the site has nothing to do with Stack Overflow. ...
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Cannot sign up to Area 51 [duplicate]

I cannot sign up to Area 51. The error is Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: An unexpected error occurred while logging in. It's not you, it's us. This is our fault. Detailed information ...
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Allow Users with Starting Bonus to Upvote/Comment on any Site Without Signing Up for That Site

I'm sure it's happened to you: you're browsing Stack Overflow, when you see that amazingly tempting HNQ in the corner. You click on it, and have an immediate urge to comment/upvote. You click the ...
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Page not found error when joining SciFi SE [duplicate]

Today while I browsed around the SE sites I found an interesting answer on SciFi Meta SE. The answer can be found here if relevant. Since I don't have an account there yet I was prompted to sign up or ...
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No margin for “Sign Up” button

It seems there should be a margin for “Sign Up” button in the top bar: To see that just open a SE site in browser private mode.
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Completed sign-up on another device [duplicate]

I posted a question on CS without having created an account. I then started the procedure to sign-up, but finished it by clicking on the link in the email from another device. Problem is, the question ...
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Unusual behavior logging in to stackexchange.com only (not other SE sites) [duplicate]

When I am logged in to one SE site, then type the url for another derivative SE site in a new tab, I'm already logged in there as usual. However, when I type stackexchange.com I see the page not ...
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SignUp throws error in StackExchange.com for the non logged-in user

After the top bar changes in the StackExchange.com, when a non logged-in user click the Sign Up button, instead of navigating to the corresponding page it displays the openid related code in the ...
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Text on Sign Up button is not aligned for localized sites

Text on "Sign Up" button is not aligned horizontally for localized sites: Stack Overflow in Portuguese Stack Overflow in Spanish Stack Overflow in Russian Русский язык Stack Exchange For ruSO ...
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Is there way to register all Stack Exchange Sites in a single click?

Is there way to register all Stack Exchange Sites with a single click, instead of joining each and every site?
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Sign-up verification email being sent in Markdown

I just signed up for an account and I received an email in unparsed Markdown, which my client does not understand: You're almost done! [Click here to complete your registration](https://math....
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Link in sign up hung

I have Google account connected already. But when I go with sign-up and click on Google sign-in, it hangs. App Version: 1.0.89 Device Manufacturer: Sony Device Model: E2363 OS Version: 6.0.1 (...
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Different tooltip text for Sign Up tab

On the page https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup tooltip for Sign Up tab says (emphasis is mine): Sign up to {SiteName} Same tab on the page https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/account-...
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Signup email link doesn't work when your name is... unusual

I tried to register an account with the name ௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵...
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'Edit Profile' overwrites my Display Name

When I do edit my profile, my display name is overwritten and the text box is populated with something like user12345 format. I have to refill the text box with my old name everytime before I hit '...
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Did not receive site association bonus (+100 rep)

I'm a long time user with more than 1500 rep on the main site I visit. I have recently joined the physical fitness beta site and have not been awarded the site association bonus. I believe this is a ...
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Could you please have a notice or other encouragement for new users to take the tour first?

As a new user, enjoying your site, really knowledgeable crowd out here, but I have come to some grief — downvotes, closed question etc. It would have helped — please consider a strong ...
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Cannot complete signup in Firefox

I recently tried signing up at security.stackexchange, and I have a profile. However, in Firefox it always says "complete signing up" and never finishes. On Firefox I have 21 reputation points and in ...
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Issue when joining community [duplicate]

I had an issue when joining the parenting Community. I tried to join the community but it gave me an error, I came back a couple of hours later and had the reputation alert telling me that because I ...
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Login page: password validation

I have noticed a typo in the password validation field when you sign up on Stack Overflow. When your password is 6 characters or less, this gets displayed: Quoting the text: Must contain at ...
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Title of question (populated from search) does not persist through google sign-up

Steps to recreate: go to serverfault.com as an unregistered user click 'ask question' when shown the 'please be nice, and please search first' page, enter a search term in the input box: 'who loves ...
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Creating account didn't log me in / didn't create an account

I've created account on Server Fault with the "Join this community" button. It seems to be created as I see my picture and a starting 101 reputation on top. But when I tried to upvote I got a message ...
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Stack Overflow Careers: Inconsistent Labeling on "Fill Out Your Profile" Page During Signup

Page: https://careers.stackoverflow.com/cv/create The Text on the Page Says By clicking "continue", you agree to our privacy policy and terms of service. But the actual button says Get Started, not ...
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Couldn't sign up on Careers.stackoverflow with my location

I live in Hong Kong, which is a city on its own. Ideally, just "Hong Kong" should work, since it is both a city and a Special Administrative Region under China. Nonetheless, it didn't let me sign ...
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weak sign up page password placeholder text

According to this article the password 12345 was the third most popular password in use in the year of 2014. So why does SE use such a weak and commonly used password as a placeholder hint? ...
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Stack Exchange app sign up problem

I have signed up in Stack Exchange app with my Google email account, and it showed sign up successfully reminding me to check my email inbox to verify the sign-up procedure. I clicked that sign up ...
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Signup button in "Thanks for the feedback!" dialog on meta.*.stackexchange.com redirect to the meta via HTTPS

Visit any question on http://meta.*.stackexchange.com/ without logged-in Upvote that, you will get "Thanks for the feedback!" dialog Click "Sign up using Email and Password" Then redirected to https://...
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CAPTCHA error message text color is black, while it should be white

Go to https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup, or /users/signup on any SE site. Click "sign up" without filling any fields. For readability and consistency - the color of error message ...
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Yes, I know my passwords do not match, I'm still typing them! [closed]

This picture shows me typing in my confirmation password when I sign up: My response? Yes, I know my passwords do not match, I'm still typing them! Why does this show all the time, and not just after ...
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Terse error on subsequent click on completion email link

I created a new account to see the text mentioned in this question. I glanced at the other preferences and, seeing nothing more to report, I followed and accepted the delete option. I then clicked on ...
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Should the welcome message be blank in my inbox tab?

When I signed up I received a welcome message: Is that message supposed to be blank if I look at my network profile's inbox tab? It has a date, the site logo, "welcome", and a desolate empty ...
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Change login to use a dialog box rather than a separate web page

Stack Exchange websites redirect the user to another page for logging in or signing up. Being frank, I don't like this. The website Flipkart does this a better way. At the upper right of the page, ...
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Can I use SE after deactivating Facebook account? [duplicate]

Can I use StackExchange services if I deactivate my facebook account which I used for signing up to StackExchange? Can I change my SE nickname, or am I stuck to my Facebook login name?
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Exposed HTML on the "Confirm Your New Account" page

While testing the signup process on Seasoned Advice, I noticed a bit of text that should be bold, but is code instead: I haven't looked to see if it's a problem on other sites and I'm using a Chrome ...
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When someone forgets to enter their username on the sign up page, prompt them to enter it rather than throwing an error

If you happen to pick one of the icons under "More sign up options" (other than Yahoo, that is), a new prompt appears asking for a username: If, for some reason, you don't put anything in that box ...
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